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Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

2016-08-02

An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country

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Pakistan to pass law against honor killings in weeks: PM's daughter

Mehreen Zahra-Malik
2016-07-22

Pakistan's ruling party plans to pass long-delayed legislation against "honor killings" within weeks in the wake of the high-profile murder of an outspoken social media star

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Pregnant Afghan 14-year-old is tortured and burned to death by her in-laws in revenge for her father eloping with their niece

2016-07-19

A pregnant 14-year-old was tortured and set on fire by her in-laws because her father had eloped with a young woman from their family

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Pakistani social media star strangled in apparent honor killing

2016-07-18

Qandeel Baloch, a Pakistani social media sensation, was strangled in her sleep in central Pakistan, police said Saturday, in what appears to have been a so-called honor killing

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20-year-old woman killed by her husband in Georgia, Tbilisi

2016-07-14

Brutal murder in Ponichala, Tbilisi, Georgia. Husband inflicted wounds to the throat of his 20-year-old wife with a knife after which she died in hospital

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#IAmNotAfraidToSayIt: Ukrainian Social Media Users Break the Silence on Sexual Violence

2016-07-12

On the hashtag, Internet users have been sharing their stories and experiences of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and domestic violence

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Germany approves tough "no means no" sex crime laws

2016-07-08

The German parliament unanimously approved tougher laws making any form of non-consensual sexual contact a crime

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Islamic State tightens grip on captives held as sex slaves

2016-07-06

The advertisement on the Telegram app is as chilling as it is incongruous: A girl for sale is "Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old.... Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon."

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Powerful “Dear Brock Turner” photo series shows how women are blamed in rape culture

2016-07-04

The haunting photo series was created by artist Yana Mazurkevich, and puts into sharp focus the ways rape culture blames women for sexual assault

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